Example sentences for: deflect

How can you use “deflect” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • They've learned to deflect it by juxtaposing it with "bombing."

  • Again, administration officials deflect it by contrasting it with a tougher word: "force."

  • (The NYT observes that Clinton's "hasty presentation . . . suggested the idea had been cobbled together quickly"--perhaps to deflect attention from Starr's new releases.)

  • But the WSJ points out that the pot-and-kettle aspect of the findings may help deflect criticism of Bill Clinton.

  • The plastic bristles were stiff enough to support the fabric layer under the force of vacuum while remaining sufficiently flexible to deflect out of the path of the knife.


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